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Universities UK, 2021
This guidance suggests actions universities can take to tackle antisemitism. It builds on the principles of our "Changing the Culture" framework and outlines how the recommendations in our tackling racial harassment guidance may be applied to antisemitic racial harassment. Antisemitism -- prejudice or hatred towards Jews -- is wrong and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Role, Jews, Social Bias
Universities UK, 2021
This guidance has been developed following a roundtable bringing together the sector with key agencies, drawing on behavioural research, effective practice and lessons learned from the past year. As students and university staff return to campus for in-person teaching and wider activities, it is important for universities to continue encouraging…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Health Behavior, Disease Control
Universities UK, 2021
The challenges to education brought about by the pandemic provide an opportunity to take a fresh look at how universities in England can best deliver on access and participation and accelerate education recovery. With John Blake due to start as the new Director for Fair Access and Participation at the Office for Students (OfS) in early 2022, we…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
Universities UK, 2021
The UK government has been called on to reform the Visitor immigration route by increasing the length of time short-term exchange students are permitted to stay in the UK from six months to one academic year. The contribution of international students to the UK is celebrated and discussed within the higher education sector. However, not as much…
Descriptors: Immigration, Foreign Students, Exchange Programs, Higher Education
Universities UK, 2021
Universities across the country have been welcoming students back in person. While campuses are busy with students again, many universities are exploring how they can complement and enhance students' experience by drawing on the lessons learned during the pandemic. Returning to a pre-pandemic world, without any reflection or change, is not…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Safety, Online Courses
Universities UK, 2021
The climate and ecological emergency is not new. For decades, universities have been at the forefront of efforts to combat climate change and embed sustainability in all areas of life across the UK. But the need for change is now more urgent than ever, and universities are playing their part. Universities are vital in tackling climate change. They…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Climate, Ecology, College Role
Universities UK, 2021
Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hatred are wrong, and should not be tolerated at universities, or anywhere in society. Islamophobia refers to hostility, mistrust or hatred towards Islam and Muslim people, because of their Muslim identity (or perceived Muslim identity). Evidence suggests that Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hatred are widespread, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Muslims, Islam, Social Bias
Universities UK, 2021
The wide-ranging agreement reached between the UK government and the European Union on a future relationship has several implications for universities, their staff and students, and an initial summary of these is provided in this report. The terms of agreement relating to the following topics are detailed herein: (1) Research collaboration:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Trade, International Cooperation, Universities
Universities UK, 2020
This is Universities UK's (UUK's) second briefing on responding to domestic violence and technology mediated abuse in the higher education sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. Universities should already have, or be in the process of developing, policies and practices to support their staff and students experiencing domestic and…
Descriptors: Family Violence, COVID-19, Pandemics, Computer Mediated Communication
Universities UK, 2020
A fair admissions process is central to higher education and core to universities' missions to widen access. Universities UK's (UUK) Fair Admissions Review aims to build greater levels of transparency, increase trust, and improve public understanding in admissions practices. Fair admissions raise students' aspirations and improve their life…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Admission, Undergraduate Students, Equal Education
Universities UK, 2020
Drawing on existing evidence, including Universities UK's (UUK) own research, this guidance provides a solutions-focused call for action to universities -- working with the entire university community -- to address racial harassment and make universities safe places to work and study. To support this, recommendations are put forward to support…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Bias, College Role, College Environment
Universities UK, 2020
Universities should already have policies and practices in place to support their staff and students experiencing domestic violence and abuse. This briefing includes some information which may be helpful in supporting staff and students at greater risk due to the lockdown period relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. This briefing draws on expert…
Descriptors: Family Violence, School Policy, College Faculty, College Students
Universities UK, 2020
The UK's world-leading universities transform lives, enrich local communities, drive regional and national economic growth, and improve society and social justice. As the UK begins to recover from the disruption of the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, it is imperative that its universities can emerge from lockdown safely and in line with…
Descriptors: Disease Control, Disease Incidence, Prevention, Educational Facilities
Universities UK, 2020
The University and College Union (UCU) has been in dispute with 69 universities over the latest valuation of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) -- the largest private sector pension scheme in the UK. Over 50,000 members of staff were balloted for strike action by UCU in opposition to the outcome of the 2018 valuation, which determined…
Descriptors: Retirement Benefits, Universities, Unions, Strikes
Universities UK, 2020
In May 2019, a joint Universities UK (UUK)/Research England working group, in collaboration with GuildHE, developed a draft Concordat for the advancement of Knowledge Exchange in Higher Education in England. The aim of the concordat is to equip universities to demonstrate their diverse strengths and successes to generate real economic and societal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Role, Social Change
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